The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors

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When Chadwick Newsome, a young American favoured with fortune and independence, becomes entangled in a liaison dangereux with a Parisian temptress, his overbearing mother deploys her future husband, the elderly, amiable Strether, as an ambassador toengineer his safe return. But seduced by the ambient charms of Paris and the bewitching comtesse de Vionnet, Strether soon deserts to Chadwick's side, initiating a sparkling tale of mistaken intentions, comic accident and false allegiances which culminates in the deployment of another, less fallible ambassador - the cold, glittering, ruthless Sarah Pocock.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 19mm | 274g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141186259
  • 9780141186252

About Henry James

Born in New York of Irish and Scottish ancestry and educated in New York, London, Paris and Vienna, Henry James is today best known for his cosmopolitan and often haunting portraits of European and American life. James was also a prolific writer ofliterary criticism and shorter fiction. James settled in England in 1876, where he spent most of the rest of his life and completed his best-known work.
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